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the secret money flowing through our elections, state, local, and national level . it is money that flows through nonprofit groups like karl rove's group or there used to be a group called priorities usa aligned with president obama. we have seen an explosion of what we call dark money. this is money where we do not know who the donors are. and we do not know how the money is being spent in many cases. we have made it a priority of ours here, and mine in particular, to try to shine a light on this secret money having an incredible impact on knowlections where we so little about where it is coming from. host: when you do your work for "mother jones," how much is mining the public database? guest: it is in all of the above approach to be honest. if you want to know anything about classified forms and 990 's, i am your guy. i can give you a crash course in work.per pac's there's a lot of mining of those information sources. there is a lot of information out there. a lot of corporations tell us how they spend the money. they hide it on their website. you do not really know how to look or to f
to egypt today. detroit and new york electing mayors. voters in new jersey and new york will be electing a new governor. morning and we are going to begin with a new gallup poll, asking you about the state of your life and your thoughts about the country in general. to you feel more optimistic about where you are going? do you have the opportunities to get ahead? we are asking the yes and -- asking a yes and no question. the number is -- you can also send us an e-mail, send us a tweet, or join us on this is what the question looks like on our twitter page. do you think there is an opportunity to get ahead in america i? , ifd on the new gallup poll you want to check it out it is online at opportunitynty of to get ahead here in america. the survey was released over the last couple of days. while the u.s. has historically prided itself on an open ended mobility, celebrating rags to riches stories, rising income inequality and a normally -- and abnormally high unemployment rate can call the question just how accurate this cherished belief is. politicians have focuse
and here are your headlines -- it is one day to election day in several states and political watchers will look for clues for future congressional races in tomorrow's outcome in key battlefields including virginia. political the ongoing battle over the rollout of the affordable care act continue to play out on the sunday shows yesterday. we will get to those stories this morning on "the washington journal." first, we will talk about a bill that would bill -- that would ban discrimination in the workplace that faces a key senate procedural vote today. we will hear your thoughts on the employment nondiscrimination act and what you think it means when it comes to public opinion on gay rights in america today. give us a call -- with us ono catch up all your favorite social media pages. you can also e-mail us. good monday morning to you. i want to take you to the headline in today's "wall street journal." vote to procedural proceed to debate is happening today. here is the story in today's "new york times." we will be looking at more from that story later but here's the front page of today
. this guy got elected and he got elected to change trade policy, to change the insane tax policy, to change the policy dealing with antitrust. for the past five years, what you people have been able to do whichus on this obamacare has very little to do with the ,verall economy versus the wars the insane trade policies or insane tax policies. all of this is a smokescreen. it is almost like weapons of mass destruction. if you're going to say here and the 15,000 when you have 20,000 on unemployment. 100 million people are living in poverty -- this is all this is. this is just politics to of peoples issue being critical of the president? we are at the point of this country where the whole thing is completely collapsed. after they at obama, had three years of borscht, the system needed the opposite. you people in the media created barack obama. and said of him coming in addressing the policies -- instead of him coming in addressing the policies, now you can talk about obamacare. i grew up in detroit. -- i wrotegreat book it. belt."g back the rust host: i think we got your point. scott, texas, re
on sunday for the election of that state policy next governor. -- that state's next governor. jesse is up next on the lines. caller: i think they should keep spying. average americans don't know how safe they are because of spying. on theme not spying they are definitely spying on us. the average american does not know how safe they are? caller: exactly. host: next from texas, a republican caller. what are your thoughts he e -- thought seattle caller: -- thoughts? caller: i don't have anything with spying. it should be else with the agency in congress about what they can and can't do. my main concern is because of the move toward more socialism and more control over people in and openmaintain roads bigger agendas, all of that information is going to be used at later times. buildings are being built to house an incredible amount of information. down the road, it is inconceivable this kind of thing that could be done. how many actual terror attacks are espionage. good information has been received as a result of this particular act. insidious kindn of encroachment. i don't want to sound lik
months ago, in other words, after the 2012 election. because as we are seeing this , we are becoming aware of all of the problems that are in it. so someone had pointed out well, you had 3.5 years to make it, this website, and the computer person said well, actually, no, it has only been eight or nine months. i think if all of these problems had been articulated prior to the 2012 election, who knows, maybe it would have gone another way. host: ok, we will go to carol now from same, -- from st. louis, missouri. is it time to start assigning blame for some of the early problems with the health care exchange rollout? caller: actually, i hold the president responsible. here is what i hold him responsible for -- my grandchildren that are under 26 are covered. my granddaughter, who is 27 with a pre-existing condition, can now get insurance. she had one of those inferior policies, and they paid nothing when she needed it. he closed the donut hole for me on medicare for the prescription drugs, and the man who said it is on acceptable not to be able for his wife to have her own doctor, what i
in the next elections. was named asgh most responsible. to fix it entrusted was jeffrey zeitz. this followed a meeting between vice president joe biden and democratic freshmen. it appeared that the white house would have to do more to reassure democrats who emerged from the shutdown confident of their political fortunes. onublicans have roared back a wave of anger over the health care law. people are anxious. richard derman said -- richard durbin said he did not think there was confidence. this is more of a show me moment. we were all confident that the system would be up and running. we are not confident until it is real. the anxious include senators and house members facing hotly contested races. inre are also lawmakers states with republican governors who have done nothing to promote the health care law. this is the lead story in the new york times this morning. what is your top story this week? we will begin with a democrat in tennessee. diane, what do you think the big story of the week is? about theam concerned reform bill. we have senators have been taking money and enriching themselv
. it is the thing that certainly did make a comeback to kimberly in an election year. that is the kind of thing you summer as we approached them midterms in 2014. chris in alabama talks about the legislative date left in his home state. they have only so many days that they're going to be here. the bar has been raised since they got here. we have a budget conference any one of those moving this year would be huge. as the days pass by, there's less time to get anything done on these things. if anyone of those three things advances by the end of this year that is a huge win. host: here's james from chattanooga, republican line. caller: i'm from tennessee and i'd like to know if it would lower the egos that some of these people in congress if they could just sit down and do a small appropriations bill. that is what i would like to know. i am not sure it would affect egos. or aan appropriations bill basic bill they are supposed to pass every year. thehey thaw some of tensions that have been brewing. if they could accomplish something together, i think you would start to see people maybe trusting each o
the record later in the week when the general counsel said that these were, in fact, elected by the french intelligence service and they were given to the u.s. as part of the counterterrorism program. so when we read the articles, we need to be able to take a deep breath, try and keep it in context, and let's wait until the truth comes out through hearings and the rest. a lot of what is in the media is obviously very true, but we have got to be very careful as we try and parse through what is happening and why. from you hear statements the security saying we only collect the metadata, we do not know who does what and where and less we specifically ask to know is skeptical about those kinds of things. how do you equate their concerns? guest: that is what the members of converse about to be able to do. commend the people that we have oversight so they can be validator's of what their mission is. we have got to be a will to have members of congress stand up and say yes, i was briefed on a particular program and i am confident that the national security agency is opening the laws and regulatio
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